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New York Institutions

Requirements for Teaching Students with Disabilities Extensions

23. Extensions to authorize a teacher who is certified to teach students with disabilities as a generalist  (grades 5-9 generalist or grades 7-12 generalist) to be employed as the teacher of record for students with disabilities in certain subjects.    

Programs leading to extensions to authorize the teaching of certain subjects in grades 5 through 12 to students with disabilities for a certificate in students with disabilities adolescence (grades 5-9 generalist or grades 7-12 generalist) shall require study of at least 18 semester hours in the subject to be taught; mathematics; English language arts; biology; chemistry; earth science; physics; social studies; or a language other than English (specified).  For social studies, the candidate shall complete the 18 semester hours through a combination of study in United States history, world history and geography.